Taylor Swift was named country songwriter of the year at the latest BMI Awards. This makes her the youngest person to win the award at age 20. this is an amazing feat for anyone especially she is so young!
She also won country song of the year with co-writer Liz Rose for You Belong With Me. Taylor is the first songwriter to win that award three years in a row.
Her new album, Speak Now, had the biggest opening of any record since 2005. It has been said that her latest album will set the course for the record industry who have been strugging badly with poor sales in the last few years.
Bill Anderson was the youngest winner of songwriter of the year before Taylor, taking the honor in 1960 at 23. Johnny Cash was next with a win in 1956 at 24. Earlier this year, Taylor Swift became the youngest winner of the performing rights organization’s pop song of the year award.
Swift won the songwriter award based on a few of her songs including Fifteen, White Horse, and You Belong With Me.
BMI honored dozens of songwriters at its latest awards cerimony, including Miranda Lambert, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown (one of my personal favorites), Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Kristian Bush of Sugarland (boo!), Toby Keith (yes!) and Keith Urban (boo!).